Monday, October 26, 2020
More

    Latest Posts

    ICHRP on the adoption of UNHRC Resolution: PH gov’t peddled lies to the UN body

    The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) once again expressed their...

    Duterte now a known dictator with EU Parliament vote

    President Rodrigo Duterte has become a globally infamous dictator with the European Union (EU) Parliament passing a resolution on the country’s human...

    ICHRP mourns state murder of Filipina human rights worker

    Slain paralegal Zara Alvarez helped bring cases of Negros killings to UNHRC “We mourn the killing of human rights...

    Global rights group condemns state murder of Filipino peace consultant

    Assassination of land reform activist Randall Echanis designed to destroy peace dialogue The International Coalition for Human Rights in...

    Germans Call for a Stop to Enforced Disappearances, Other Abuses in the Philippines

    In Oldenburg, Germany, a group of Germans mobilized themselves to call for a stop to enforced disappearances and political killings in the Philippines, Sept. 4.

    The German-Philippine human rights initiative “Sumabay Tayo! Walking together – for Justice!” informed the German public about human rights violations in the Philippines and its effects on health. This activity took place at the fifth human rights day in the German City of Oldenburg.

    Since 2001, over 1,200 people have become victims of politically motivated killings and over 200 persons have disappeared in the Philippines. The victims’ relatives and survivors are psychologically and physically burdened. “This is the first time that I hear about the alarming situation in the Philippines” shared a visitor at the human rights day in the town center of Oldenburg.

    The drama presented by Sumabay Tayo! was able to attract the attention of numerous passers-by in the pedestrian area of Oldenburg. “The pantomime is impressive. It conveys a message that inspires and provokes reflection”, one pedestrian noted.

    At the Sumabay Tayo! information desk, one of the eleven placards called attention to the situation of 43 Philippine health workers. The so-called Morong 43 were subjected to illegal arrest in February 2010. They have been detained since. The detainees suffer from medical disorders and even a newborn baby was exposed to the inhuman conditions in the jail.

    “This activity informs the German public about the human rights violations in the Philippines and motivates them to take action. This increases the pressure on the Philippine government to do something about this injustice”, stated a Filipino visitor. Over 90 people in Oldenburg gave their picture and signed the petition to put a stop to political killings and enforced disappearances.

    “We call for the thorough and comprehensive investigation of human rights violations, fair trial, the prosecution of all perpetrators and mastermind regardless of their rank, the protection of witnesses, victims and their relatives as well as their medical care,” Hannah Wolf, spokesperson of Sumabay Tayo! said.

    “We are very happy that so many people have joined us in our demands through their pictures and signatures. The support of the Oldenburg public has clearly exceeded all of our expectations,” Wolf added. The pictures as well as the demands would be sent as postcards to the newly elected Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III. (Bulatlat.com)

    (Photo courtesy of Sumabay Tayo! / bulatlat.com)

    Latest Posts

    ICHRP on the adoption of UNHRC Resolution: PH gov’t peddled lies to the UN body

    The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) once again expressed their...

    Duterte now a known dictator with EU Parliament vote

    President Rodrigo Duterte has become a globally infamous dictator with the European Union (EU) Parliament passing a resolution on the country’s human...

    ICHRP mourns state murder of Filipina human rights worker

    Slain paralegal Zara Alvarez helped bring cases of Negros killings to UNHRC “We mourn the killing of human rights...

    Global rights group condemns state murder of Filipino peace consultant

    Assassination of land reform activist Randall Echanis designed to destroy peace dialogue The International Coalition for Human Rights in...

    Don't Miss

    HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS PERPETUATED BY PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT

    Statement of the High-Level Delegation of church, union, political, and foundation leaders on extreme human rights violations occurring in the Philippines 1. High Level Delegation  From...

    PCPR-HK Statement on Red-tagging

    TERRORIST TAGGING ONLY STRENGTHENS NCCP’s FAITH IMPERATIVES TO SERVE THE POOR, THE DEPRIVED AND OPPRESSED  The Promotion of Church Peoples’ Response-Hong Kong Chapter (PCPR-HK) vehemently...

    Urgently withdraw “red-tagging” of National Council of Churches of the Philippines, restore the peace talks

    November 7, 2019 Ret Maj Gen Delfin Lorenzana, Secretary, Dept of National Defence DND Building, Segundo Ave. Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo Quezon City, Philippines 1110; Email: publicaffairs.dnd@gmail.com Urgently withdraw “red-tagging” of National...

    Asia Pacific Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines Condemns Mass Arrest of Activists in Negros and Metro Manila

    4 November 2019 Asia Pacific Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines Condemns Mass Arrest of Activists in Negros and Metro Manila The Asia Pacific Coalition...

    Condemn mass arrest of 57 unionists and social activists in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental

    November 5, 2019 Hon Michelle Bachelet United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Palais des Nations CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland E-mail: registry@ohchr.org Condemn mass arrest of 57 unionists and social...

    Stay in touch

    To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.